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Kulshan Lab

Converting a classroom to a hybrid lab for chemistry and biology students at Whatcom Community College included the installation of new cabinets, countertops and work islands along with new fume hoods and other laboratory equipment.

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Digital Media Center

Visual literacy is described as “the ability to interpret, negotiate and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image.” It’s an increasingly important aspect of our culture, and thus education at all levels, and RMC designed Western’s Digital Media Center to meet the growing demand. A multidisciplinary resource lab for instruction of…

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Classroom & Lab Upgrades

RMC has provided architectural services for annual classroom and lab upgrade projects at Western since 2006, to date renovating more than 60 classroom and specialty laboratories in thirteen academic buildings throughout campus. From the Environmental Studies Building to Performing Arts Center, spaces include both general-purpose and specialty classrooms, seminar spaces, specialty labs, sensitive technology labs,…

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Computer Information Systems Lab Expansion

Whatcom Community College is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency. Now the facilities measure up too. The renovation and expansion of the Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department involved the reconfiguration of labs, classrooms and auxiliary spaces to support…

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Wilson Library Special Collections and Reading Room

RMC has completed several projects for Wilson Library, including the creation of a new Special Collections section to consolidate the department and lead-abatement work in 2008 for the 6,000-square-foot Reading Room, built in 1927. The latter generated a design for full restoration to the room’s historic character that encompassed furniture strategies to support multiple uses,…

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Nash Hall

Built in 1967, this 10-story dorm designed by Henry Klein looms large in the memories of countless Western graduates, not to mention the University’s rich architectural landscape. Preserving its landmark appeal was central to this major life safety and interiors upgrade. Artful integration of new sprinkler, fire detection and alarm systems maintains the original feel…

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Technology Development Center

This research and development facility is the first project within the Port of Bellingham’s Waterfront Innovation Zone – a state designated Innovation Partnership Zone created to promote and develop regional economics in marine and related industries. The building is shared with Western Washington University for research and development and Bellingham Technical College for workforce training.…

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